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 By Cyd Lass    Community    August 1, 2019

Ten Sleep student attends Envision's Explore STEM

WORLAND –A Ten Sleep student had an once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity this summer. Josie Decker, an upcoming freshman at Ten Sleep School had the opportunity to join other students from... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    Opinion    August 1, 2019

How to say goodbye in 600 words or less

I used to think it was impossible for kids to grow up into what they wanted to be. It wasn't until I had been in my old bedroom, packing boxes when I came across a composition notebook from fourth... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    Community    July 18, 2019

New dance studio in Worland welcomes dancers of all ages

WORLAND – Tap's Dance Studio opened this spring in Worland by longtime dancer, Teri Parker. The studio's summer classes started in June, following an open house in May. Also in May was the studio's...

 By Cyd Lass    Community    July 11, 2019

Hands Across the Saddle helping Big Horn Basin residents for 11 years

WORLAND – For 11 years, Hands Across the Saddle has been holding fundraisers in order to fund help others. The HATS organization has helped friends and neighbors in the Big Horn Basin with financial aid. The organization helps those who, through... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    Community    July 4, 2019

4 WHS students return from National Speech and Debate

WORLAND – Recently, four Worland High School students went to National Speech and Debate in Dallas, Texas, to participate in multiple events and categories alongside some of the best in the country. These students were Zoe Fernandez and Madeline... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    June 27, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE: We're Still Here – Casper United Church of Christ honors 50th anniversary of Stonewall Riots

WORLAND – The first pride was a riot. For six nights, demonstrations of anger and vandalism perused before the Stonewall Inn, hundreds of LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, etcetera) activists making it clear – from there on...

 By Cyd Lass    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Loud and proud in Wyoming

This weekend, I had the honor of experiencing something new for myself and plenty of others. Though I have known this about myself since the eighth grade, this weekend, I learned that this isn't somet... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    May 30, 2019

First Worland fashion show this Friday

WORLAND – Worland’s first fashion show will be at Pioneer Square Friday night at 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. The show is a fundraiser for the Worland Blue Jays baseball team to raise expenses for traveling and other necessities. The Worland... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    May 16, 2019

Worland and Ten Sleep graduation ceremonies Sunday

WORLAND – Worland and Ten Sleep High Schools will be holding their graduation ceremonies Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. Worland High School will hold their graduation at Warrior Stadium. Aaron Vigil has been declared valedictorian for the class of 2019.... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    May 16, 2019

University restarts CTE program

LARAMIE— The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted to restore its program that provides a teaching degree in career-and-technical education, formerly known as vocational education. The trustees eliminated the program in 2017. The program... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    Community    May 9, 2019

Worland Middle School students learn that choices matter

WORLAND – Wednesday, May 1, eighth-grade Worland Middle School students set out into the community to learn more about choices that could impact the rest of their lives. Previously referred to as... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    May 2, 2019

Deployment ceremony set for 2-300th soldiers

WORLAND – The Wyoming Army National Guard will be saying goodbye to the soldiers in the 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery on May 8 at 4:30 p.m. before their deployment to the Middle East. The ceremony is open to the public. It will take place... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    May 2, 2019

Bids sought for Washakie County Fair rodeos

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board has started accepting bids to provide services for the 2019 Washakie County Fair rodeo, youth rodeo and ranch rodeo. According to Fair Board Chairman David Doyle, the board has already received interest...

 By Cyd Lass    News    April 25, 2019

UW academic signing day Wednesday

WORLAND – University of Wyoming Extension Offices around the state will be holding their third annual UW Signing Day Wednesday, May 1. The UW Signing Day in Washakie County will celebrate with... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    Community    April 25, 2019

Fur Ball helps raise funds and awareness for New Hope Humane Society

WORLAND – Every year, approximately 6.5 million animal companions enter animal shelters nationwide. Out of that number, it’s estimated that 3.2 million shelter animals get adopted every year. New Hope Humane Society in Worland provides an opportu...

 By Cyd Lass    News    April 18, 2019

Local woman battling illness speaks out on the risks of breast implants

WORLAND – While the Food and Drug Association (FDA) has taken up the decades-long debate over breast implant safety, one local woman is fighting her own breast implant battle. In February of this... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    April 11, 2019

No demolition derby for this year's fair

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met for their monthly meeting Monday in advance of the 2019 Fair. At the meeting, they discussed additions to the 4-H livestock portion of the fair, advertising, pricing and discussed a substitute for their...

 By Cyd Lass    Community    April 4, 2019

Assistant speech and debate coach named Alumni of the Year

WORLAND – Worland speech and debate team’s assistant coach John Ryan received the Alumni of the Year award recently, at the speech and debate National Qualifiers tournament in Green River and Rock Springs,. The National Speech and Debate Associat... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    Community    March 28, 2019

Four Worland students qualify for national competition

WORLAND – March 14, 15 and 16, students from all over the state gathered in Green River and Rock Springs for the National Qualifiers Competition for speech and debate. Qualifying for the National Competition is Nathaniel Nelson and Jade Hefenieder... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    Community    March 14, 2019

Worland speech and debate coach receives coach of year

WORLAND – Every year, a coach is selected to receive the honor of the title of “coach of the year” in speech and debate. A coach is chosen for each class, 1A/2A, 3A and 4A. This year, five different coaches received nominations for 3A. However,...

 By Cyd Lass    News    March 7, 2019

Worland High School speech and debate team heads to state

WORLAND - Students from multiple schools around the state head to state meet in Riverton today (Thursday). Twenty students from Worland High School will be competing. These students are Kevin... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    February 28, 2019

Newell Sargent baseball fields renovation to be complete in time for season

WORLAND – Last October, the Worland Recreation Committee partnered up with the city to begin renovations for the Worland baseball fields at Newell Sargent Park. The project began in late October and included replacement of chain link fences that... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    February 21, 2019

Planning for the future generations of agriculture

WORLAND – An interactive presentation during WESTI Ag Days Feb. 12 in Worland included surveys and information on how to speak with family members about continuing land and farm operations. Caleb Carter of the University of Wyoming extension began...

 By Cyd Lass    News    February 14, 2019

Worlando Beach Speech and Debate Tournament Friday and Saturday

WORLAND – Worland High School’s speech and debate team will be holding their 36th annual Worlando Beach Tournament this Friday and Saturday. The meet will include 17 schools, mostly from Western Wyoming. There will be 200-300 students competing... Full story


Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day?

WORLAND – Valentine’s Day is something often seen has as a love holiday that’s more often than not only promoted by the greeting card industry. However, angel babies and boxes of chocolates... Full story


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